If there were a list of docs that people had a good experience with, that would be a helpful starting point for people who are shopping for docs.
That would be helpful! (by the way my surgeon was great so if anyone is in the Kansas City area I can give a recommendation)
I was fortunate in that I am friends with two men who had their RALPs done by the same Uro/surgeon so I got invaluable info that unfortunately most men never get and who have to make their surgeon decision less informed with just a referral from another doctor or someone that is just in their insurance plan list.
I would even suggest making a list by city or region of members who don't mind being contacted for a Uro/surgeon. And if the conversation is private, it doesn't have to be limited to just good experiences.
Here are some of my stats:
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean
PSA tested on 7/15/10: Zero Club membership card issued (trial membership with 90 day renewal)
Post Edited (April6th) : 8/30/2010 10:31:42 AM (GMT-6)